Question

Consider the following information regarding two treatments:

Cost, Effectiveness, HU index

Current Treatment: $100,000, 4 life-years gained, 0.5

New Treatment: $250,000, 10 life-years gained, 0.8

A. Calculate the cost effectiveness ratio (CER). Based on your calculation, which treatment is preferable?

B. Calculate the number of QALYs for the current and new treatment, and then calculate the cost utility ratio (CUR). Based on your calculation, which treatment is preferable?

C. Now recalculate CER and CUR when the